Hodes Milman LLP

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​​Veterans Healthcare Rights - Federal Tort Claims - VA Medical Malpractice Claims,

Misdiagnosis, ​Hospital Negligence, Medical Errors

For a review of your VA malpractice case contact our lawyers today. Our firm serves throughout

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'Greed corrupted you': VA official who exploited veterans in fraud scam gets 11 years

​​King led a scheme to steer 88 disabled veterans and more than $2 million in taxpayer-funded benefits to sham job-retraining schools in exchange for bribes and kickbacks.

Jim's Mailbag

Jim Strickland is a Vietnam era Army veteran and nationally recognized expert on VA disability benefits

and a member of the Stateside Legal Website Advisory BoardJim's Mailbag, is a regular column where veterans,

servicemembers, and family members can  ask Jim their questions about VA and Social Security disability benefits.  

You can browse all of these Q&As here, and search the Jim's Mailbag archives for helpful answers.

If Jim hasn't already addressed the questions you have, you can submit your own question. 

Presumptive benefits to blue-water navy veterans are a major win

​The heroes of this story involve a cast of unlikely characters: lawyers. ​

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Disabled Campbell County veteran's VA benefits restored

Two weeks ago, WATE reported that Mike Sanders was losing his benefits after earning 18 cents in salary in 2017. 

Vietnam veteran?  High blood pressure?

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​Disability - When the initial decision finds no "nexus"
What is the "nexus" and why is it important? 

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Has Your Claim Been Denied?   Do you need an IMO or a DBQ?
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How to Fight VA Debt
Military members know that when DoD gives

you too much money, it will come back for it.

The VA is similar, but the system is worse.

What is RAMP?

Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017

​Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP)

Death and valor on a warship doomed by its own Navy.

New veteran's home in North Little Rock cited for severe violations

State’s Veterans Affairs department vows to appeal

Veterans and Addiction
Alcohol & drug abuse are higher among active duty service members and veterans.

Many suffer from underlying post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

How to Apply for Veterans Disability Benefits
Here's what you need to know about applying for veterans disability benefits and fast-tracking your claim.

Undocumented Immigrants and Social Security

 Separating Fact From Fiction

Jobs For Veterans​ - Grow with Google
Free training, tools to help you grow your skills, career, or business.

Robert Wilkie  <robert.wilkie@va.gov>  ​855-948-2311

Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs
Access standards for health care


Could This Treatment End Chronic Pain?
The best new, non-opioid therapy for pain may actually be a very old one.

The Atomic Soldiers
They served at ground zero — and it has haunted them ever since.

Weedkiller 'raises risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma by 41%'
Study says evidence ‘supports link’ between exposure to glyphosate and increased risk

C&P Service Clinician’s Guide

Scheduled For A C & P???    Filing A Claim?

This is a must read for you!!!

I've been posting this again and again over the years and it's still one of the best ways I know to win your case. Published in 2002 the principles and much of the verbiage still applies and is in daily use at the VA. 

Fact check: Gov. Cooper says there are 30,000 uninsured veterans in NC

“It is embarrassing that 30,000 veterans in North Carolina have no health insurance and if we expand Medicaid 23,000 of them will”

What You Should Know about Disability and Debt

There Are Protections...When it comes to debt collection, disability income enjoys special status.

Who you think you're messaging and who you're actually messaging...

Does PTSD Really Harm Veterans' Hearts?

By itself, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) doesn't raise the risk of heart disease for U.S. veterans, a new study finds.

Trump: I have to 'straighten out' the military before worrying about the $22 trillion debt
President Donald Trump said he has to "straighten out" the "depleted" military before worrying about the national debt.
Total public debt outstanding crossed $22 trillion for the first time this week, more than $2 trillion of which has come on Trump's watch.

ADLs are terms used to describe your disability​

Use the same language that VA uses to increase your chance of success!

Jim's Mailbag

Hey Jim...I'd like to ask you a question about:

​​Property taxes and disabled vets,  Medical malpractice claims against VA, I can't seem to buy a house, Disabled vet

needs family law representation, Losing a kidney, Sexual assault in a DOD school, Marijuana, How to find a

lawyer, What kinds of questions can the VA examiner ask, Erroneous hair drug test, VA can't take compensation

to pay child support and a whole lot of other topics of interest to active military, veterans and their families.

Trump Declares National Emergency in ‘Slap in the Face to Military Families’
The president will divert billions that would have gone to military construction projects.

A Tennessee clinic swindled the military out of $65M

This is how it got caught. The scheme revolved around tubes of pain cream that cost taxpayers $14,500 each.

A Vet Representing Vets  ​​OEF/OIF Veteran ​ 

​ ​(844) 385-5665

Rules and Regulations


38 CFR Part 17 Confidentiality of Certain Medical Records Under the MISSION Act

Oregon Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing Social Security Funds
An Oregon woman accused of stealing more than $39,000 from people with disabilities has pleaded guilty.

The VA Is Paying for a Top Official’s Cross-Country Commute
Darin Selnick, the architect of the Trump administration’s controversial new policies on private health care for veterans, traveled to Washington from his home in California twice a month at taxpayer expense.

More Choices for Veterans Limited by Slow Payments
Relaxing the rules won’t help veterans if the slow payment problem isn’t corrected.

More Than 800,000 Waiting for Social Security Disability Hearings, Wait Times Are Declining But Still Average 18 Months
Allsup reports 50-state ranking of pending disability hearings and importance of a disability representative for the Social Security disability appeals process

How a Trans Soldier Took On the Jail That Denied Her Medication, and Won
She began her transition during a tour of Iraq. When jail doctors on Long Island denied her hormone therapy, her body turned on her. Now they owe her $355,000.

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